Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OT 第 483天 - 神不計較聖殿多好多大,而是計較我們是否聽話 (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 感受主的臨在, 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩
3.  敞開心懷讚美主


      耶 和 華 ─ 我 的 磐 石 , 我 的 救 贖 主 啊 , 願 我 口 中 的 言 語 、 心 裡 的 意 念 在 你 面 前 蒙 悅 納 。
                                              詩篇 19:14
                        
認罪悔改  (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法 http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  求聖靈在你生命中工作
      "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔, 
        求你幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去事奉主、見證主。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


聆聽主話 (列王紀上  6:1-38)


   11 耶 和 華 的 話 臨 到 所 羅 門 說 :
12 論 到 你 所 建 的 這 殿 , 你 若 遵 行 我 的 律 例 , 謹 守 我 的 典 章 , 遵 從 我 的 一 切 誡 命 , 我 必 向 你 應 驗 我 所 應 許 你 父 親 大 衛 的 話 。
13 我 必 住 在 以 色 列 人 中 間 , 並 不 丟 棄 我 民 以 色 列 。    列王紀上  6:11-13
現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:

我的聆聽
          Many Christians would like to have a big and beautiful church building. They think that if they have that building their church will grow rapidly. So, what does God really want? Same? 

    Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 

           Like the idea of having a temple, the plans for the temple don't come from God. Typically, God goes along with what seems natural to the people who want to relate to God. The plan of the temple thus compares with the plans of many Canaanite temples. It's quite small. A cubit is about half a years or half a meter, so its size is not so different from that of our little church that seats fifty or sixty people. That's no problem for us, because that's the usual size of our congregation. It would seem a problem for the temple in Jerusalem, until you realize that the temple was not designed as a place to accommodate the entire worshiping congregation. The actual temple building was not a meeting place for the entire community but a house for God…The temple is a house for God, a palace for the divine King. It's a house because it's a dwelling. It's a palace because it's panelled with cedar and decorated with carvings and covered in gold…
          Stories in the Old Testament and in the Gospels describe how large crowds could gather in the temple area. As a result of its enlargement by Herod the Great, in New Testament times it was as big as a football field, as it is today. It was not so big in Old Testament times, but it was still big enough for any assembly that could be imagined…
           God is more interested in some moral or relational considerations. God has no problem about living among the Israelites as long as they live the way God expects. That's symbolized by the presence of the covenant chest in the inner room, the holiest place.

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.27-29.

         Now, do you have a new understand of what God wants? He doesn't care the size of your church or how beautiful it is or how much money you put into. He cares about how you are willing to listen and obey to His Commands!

             What is your response?

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be willing to listen and obey to what you command us.  In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

      省察問題
    1. Would you like your church to have a better building and better everything?  Why?

2. Do you have a new way of seeing church building now?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

     10,000 Reasons

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